Located 90 minutes south of Sydney, the Southern Highlands encompasses country living at its finest, radiating a sense of togetherness and locality.
The Southern Highlands is a region that boasts an abundance of heritage buildings, historic landmarks and natural wonders. Marked as one of New South Wales’ wine hubs, Southern Highlands is surrounded by acres of planted vines and ample greenery.
The region’s old-world charm encourages both locals and visitors alike to slow down and enjoy all the area has to offer.
Southern Highlands has a relatively new cool-climate wine region. Award winning producers of a range of varieties including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Home to over 60 vineyards nestled happily into the rolling hills and offering no less than 20 cellar doors that vary from modern to French provincial in style. The warm country welcome is irresistible and there is good food to accompany the wine tasting.
Some wineries offer cooking classes, different tasting experiences, master classes and some have a selection of antiques to buy.
Explore, stay a while and enjoy!
Heavenly scents gently drift through the air as you wander through the charming villages of the Southern Highlands. A destination for foodies, choose from fine dining, casual café dining and traditional country pubs.
With Eschalot, the romantic dining spot nestled in Berrima serving up delicious modern Australian fare. Onesta with the extensive modern Italian menu featuring locally grown beef. Harry’s on Green Lane has cosy indoor/outdoor dining options featuring an open fire.
Traditional country pubs in Berrima, Burrawang and Sutton Forest have great burgers and steaks. Bendooley Estate is an experience not to be missed. An extensive winery with dining options and the Berkelouw Book Barn. The Cellar Door with its magnificent fireplace and views across the vineyards to the rolling hills beyond is incredibly inviting.